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Archived Since:December 6, 2008

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Snow to stick around a little longer for Canberra

Spring may officially be in the air, but someone forgot to tell Corin Forest. After a bumper first winter returning to snowmaking, they’re not ready to call the season over quite yet. Snow play will be continuing on as far into September (or maybe October) as the cool nights allow. The snow play area at Corin [...]

The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition final

[ 17 September 2014; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] An 80,000 word research project would take nine hours to present. Their time limit... three minutes! Join us for an evening of education and entertainment. Come along to ANU for an hour andShow More Summary

Secretive development of parks

The recent hoo-ha over the development of the park outside dickson pool has brought up a good question. How to inform locals about development of their green spaces? Residential developments are flagged with the little yellow sign outside the house. Neighbours will see it and have a look. But to flag a green-space development with a tiny [...]

Face-fit release of offender to five robberies

ACT Policing has released a face-fit of a man they believe is responsible for five aggravated robberies in Canberra from earlier this year. Since April there have been five armed robberies with similar descriptions of the offender and modus operandi, causing Detectives from Criminal Investigations to look at one person being responsible. The man is described as [...]

The Shadow of Eastman

The David Eastman saga still casts a long, ugly shadow over the capital. It casts a “shadow” for several reasons, and not necessarily due just to the personality of Eastman himself. First, the cost.  The cost of investigating, prosecuting, imprisoning and variously litigating the person charged with the 1989 murder of Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester has been [...]

RiotACT Face Off: Should road rules be the same for motorists and bikes?

For this Face Off, we decided to launch headlong into a long standing topic of local debate. We invited the Executive Director of Pedal Power ACT, John Armstrong and Summernats creator, Chic Henry to answer the following question: Should road rules be the same for motorists and bikes? John Armstrong Of course – why shouldn’t they [...]

Statement from the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister regarding Mr Kurt Steel

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We were very sad to learn this morning that the Australian killed in the terrible bus tragedy in Bolivia is Kurt Steel, media adviser to the ACT Deputy Chief Minister. Kurt was an enormous contributor to the ACT Government, having served as a policy adviser and more recently in a media adviser role. He was [...]

Counterfeit notes located in Dickson

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is warning Canberra businesses to be on the look out for counterfeit money following the discovery of imitation notes used in Dickson. A total of three counterfeit $100 notes were used at three separate stores in Dickson. The notes were used to purchase goods on Friday, 29 August. Acting Superintendent of South District Jo Cameron, [...]

Riot Weekly Top 5 (30th August 2014)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This week we have been requested to offer the Top 5 posts for comments along with the Top 5 posts for readership, so here you go. Of most interest to Rioters this week… Top 5 for Readership Taking pole position is ‘Road Rage in Canberra’, talking about the rising tension on Canberra roads. Coming in second is [...]

Queanbeyan Cinema – more red tape

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Unsure if you’ve been following the epic drama over the border in Queanbeyan. In a nutshell, we’ve been clamouring for a cinema for 18 years, and it’s come to the boil for the last 6 months. Over this 6 month period, council has been provided with an opportunity and a space to build [...]

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: U&Co, Kaleen Shops

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Being a Southsider, I haven’t been to Kaleen Shops before but took a step off my well-trodden path, under recommendation of a friend, to visit U&Co. café. I’m pretty glad I did. The café is nothing fancy to look at from the outside, but with plenty of seating both inside and out, it was bustling (even [...]

Wheelchair stolen in Dunlop

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all, Long time lurker, wish I was making a first post in better circumstances. My sons wheelchair was stolen from the boot of our car overnight, and I’m hoping someone may have seen it or have some information which will lead to it’s return. We live in Dunlop, very close to the walking/bike tracks, and I’m [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday August 29th HEART ATTACK TERRITORY – Canberra fares badly in a recent report putting us ahead of the national average when it comes to heart disease. Certain southern regions of the ACT did especially poorly – although the reasons are perhaps a little more complicated and a little less alarming than [...]

Motorcycle lane filtering to be trialled in the ACT

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced that a two-year trial of motorcycling lane filtering will commence in the ACT from 1 February 2015. “Motorcycle lane filtering is when a motorcyclist moves between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. It is not the same as lane splitting which is done at higher speeds and [...]

Australia’s new highly reflective soldiers

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It seems our government and the army are embracing the futuristic glam rock style highly reflective soldier concept.  Kind of defeats the purpose of all that camouflage, don’t you think? Combined with the Joint Strike Fighter project (a 1990s design that was never adequate for Australia’s needs, to be delivered years behind schedule and way over [...]

TAMS being misleading about Domestic Animal Services statistics?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I frequently come across people saying that the DAS pound in Canberra has a 95% rehoming rate, and that this is one of the best in the country. I have always believed this figure which is reported in the TAMS (Territory and Municipal Services) Annual reports and other official documents. A friend of mine recently [...]

Police put dangerous drivers on notice

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is warning Canberra drivers it will not tolerate dangerous driving, after a week of appalling driver behaviour in the capital. Last weekend; Saturday and Sunday (August 23 and 24), ACT Policing caught 23 drink drivers – which is almost one drink driver caught every two hours. Seven of those drivers were identified as being [...]

Wanted: a reliable bobcat operator

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m after a reliable bobcat operator that knows how to drive a bobcat properly and will actually turn up when a time has been agreed. Have had a couple of recent bad experiences. Prefer north side, any advice appreciated!

Cerebral Palsy – call for support

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A note from one of our Rioters – a mum, talking about her son’s fight to walk. Ollie’s Cerebral Palsy Dream Oliver (Ollie) is two and a half years of age, and at two was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Ollie’s CP is due to congenital cytomegalovirus infection (CMV), which has also left him profoundly deaf in [...]

By the grace of garlic

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Shopping seasonally brings me a great number of joys. The sweetest kale in the winter frost, the first spears of asparagus in spring, soft summer peaches and autumnal chestnuts. But with the joy of these first arrivals, comes the pain of an absent staple. The hardest time of year for me is at the end [...]

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